I care about God's mercy because I'm a sinner. What that means depends on who says it.
I think and hope Jonathan Edwards meant well, and wish some of his imitators would be less enthusiastic. Or at least think about what he said.
Hollywood theology — I'd like to believe that many folks don't get their religious education from the movies, and that's another topic.
Basically, Americans have lots of options for what we think "sin" and "sinners" mean.
I'm a Catholic, so my view is 'none of the above.'...
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